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What's the 'gut' feeling about Willie Parker? (1 Viewer)

JuniorNB

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I know about the shoulder harness, but Parker isn't even on the Steelers' injury report. I like the Steelers to score some points at home vs. San Diego.

What are your feelings on Parker today?

 
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my feeling is I am nervous and need a big day out of him since portis is hurt
I see you own Slaton, as well. I actually like his matchup, but his 'rookie wall', and the statements Kubiac made last week, scare me. He'd be my other option if I sat Parker.
 
I'm curious about peoples gut feeling about him finishing the year out? Have M. Moore, and trading deadline is today, not sure whether to hold or get a little something for him.

 
I'm curious about peoples gut feeling about him finishing the year out? Have M. Moore, and trading deadline is today, not sure whether to hold or get a little something for him.
I would hold Moore, unless you can get some value.
:tinfoilhat: With Parker coming back, I'm not sure what you'd really get for him, anyway. As someone who's already owned him, you know how valuable he can be if Parker goes down. With FWP's track record this year, you know there's a good chance of that happening.
 
yeah, im still holding onto Moore. willie is one good shot to the shoulder away from riding the pine. shoulder harnesses dont provide much impact protection ... theyre more for holding everything in place. and shoulder injuries can be extremely painful.

 
I'm expecting Parker to have his typical outting, close to 100 and a possible TD today. He's got himself into some hot water with the rash of injuries lately and needs to hold off from missing any more time so that in the offseason Pitts doesn't go with Mendenhall and Moore and cut ties with his big paycheck.

 
Ok, Parker looked fine last week, and he has a decent matchup against Cinncinnati tomorrow night.

I haven't heard anything, but I wonder how his shoulder held up, particularly with the short week of rest.

 
Ok, Parker looked fine last week, and he has a decent matchup against Cinncinnati tomorrow night.I haven't heard anything, but I wonder how his shoulder held up, particularly with the short week of rest.
According to Tomlin there were no new injuries after the Chargers game. Parker has been practicing this week...
 
Parker is fine.

The only item I would be concerned about is goal line carries, which he mentioned on the radio that he was not a part of the gameplan for in the Charger game.

 
Parker is fine.The only item I would be concerned about is goal line carries, which he mentioned on the radio that he was not a part of the gameplan for in the Charger game.
On Pittsburgh's first goal line opportunity, they had Moore in. He proceeded to get stuffed and actually lost yardage. That was a Parker-owners wet dream.Towards the end of the game, they had it at the two or three and Parker carried it into the endzone, but a holding call (correctly called, btw) took it away.
 
Parker is fine.The only item I would be concerned about is goal line carries, which he mentioned on the radio that he was not a part of the gameplan for in the Charger game.
On Pittsburgh's first goal line opportunity, they had Moore in. He proceeded to get stuffed and actually lost yardage. That was a Parker-owners wet dream.Towards the end of the game, they had it at the two or three and Parker carried it into the endzone, but a holding call (correctly called, btw) took it away.
:( ...but I'm not as much concerned about MeMo anymore as I am Russell. Tomlin 'liked what he saw' from Russel in short yardage situations, I'm afraid he may have earned himself a tryout for a new role.
 
Parker is fine.The only item I would be concerned about is goal line carries, which he mentioned on the radio that he was not a part of the gameplan for in the Charger game.
On Pittsburgh's first goal line opportunity, they had Moore in. He proceeded to get stuffed and actually lost yardage. That was a Parker-owners wet dream.Towards the end of the game, they had it at the two or three and Parker carried it into the endzone, but a holding call (correctly called, btw) took it away.
:( ...but I'm not as much concerned about MeMo anymore as I am Russell. Tomlin 'liked what he saw' from Russel in short yardage situations, I'm afraid he may have earned himself a tryout for a new role.
Agreed. With Parker's bum shoulder it wouldn't surprise me if they give Russell some short yardage carries.
 
Just have this feeling that despite his playoff schedule, those who held on to Parker or bought him cheaply over the last 2 months will be rewarded down the FF stretch run. I dont need him per se so this is not a blind homerism thing. In fact, I was willing to sell fairly cheaply at various points this season and it just never materialized.

From Roto's Daily Dose..

Fast Willie Wants The Rock

Willie Parker said Monday that he'd like to see Pittsburgh get back to focusing on running the ball, opining that the team didn't play "Steelers football" until late in Sunday's one-point win over San Diego. Parker gained 115 yards on 25 carries, so it's tough to say that the Steelers weren't running plenty against the Chargers, but generally speaking he has a point.

Over the past decade the Steelers led the league in rushing attempts three times and ranked among the top five four other times. During that 10-season span they averaged at least 30 carries per game eight times and never ran fewer than 28 times per game. That has changed this season, as the Steelers rank just 15th in the league with an average of 27.6 carries per game.

Some of the decreased emphasis on the running game is no doubt due to Parker missing five games with injuries, but for the most part Mewelde Moore was very effective filling in and Ben Roethlisberger's ongoing shoulder problems would've made scaling back the passing game a smart move. Now that Parker is healthy again the Steelers have a chance to get back to their smash-mouth roots.

Expect at least 30-35 runs this week against the Bengals, who've allowed 131.1 rushing yards per game this season to rank 23rd in the league. "Just keep calling run plays," Parker advised Monday. "The defense knows we're about to run and they can't stop it. That's Steeler football to me." He looks like a solid RB1 option this week for the first time in a while, and even Moore isn't a bad RB3 play.
Nov. 19, 2008 - 8:44 a.m. ET

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said that he won't hesitate to use Willie Parker (shoulder) in short-yardage situations if Parker can handle it.

Fast Willie said after Week 11 that he wasn't used in short-yardage situations because the Steelers were trying to protect his shoulder. Tomlin, however, laughed it off: "I didn't have that conversation with Willie Parker . . . I am for ringing up the scoreboard, and if Willie can get in there, I am going to hand it to him." Parker did stay in on the goal line late and had a four-yard touchdown run called back due to a penalty.
 

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